The arts fest makes it debut in Tiruchi

If you are a student of Indian performing arts who yearns to be in the company of others like yourself and dream of interacting personally with that artiste you've always idealized, then add the Svanubhava cultural festival to your calendar of events.

Coming to Tiruchi for the first time, the festival was conceptualised four years ago in Chennai in collaboration with Kalakshetra. Today, Svanubhava has grown into a cultural movement that is pieced together by students of Indian arts, to provide the student community with an opportunity to interact with a range of artistes immediately after a performance.

Slated to be held on February 24 and 25, the festival in Tiruchi will witness Vishaka Hari's hari katha on the topic ‘Mahaangalil Svanubhavam- Geethaiyum Sangeethamum; a therukoothu by the Purisai Kannappa Tambiran Paramparai Therukoothu Manram; Carnatic flute concert by S. Shashank and a ghatam solo by T.H. Vikku Vinayakram on Day One.

Carnatic vocal concert by N. Vijay Siva will begin Day Two of the festival. A karagam performance by the students of Shrimati Indira Gandhi College will be followed by a rendition of thevarams (Shaivite hymns) and a Bharatanatyam performance by Priyadarsini Govind. The festival will draw to a close with Jurassic Baby, a drama by Crazy Mohan's troupe.

The festival, which is supported by the AMM Foundation and Sri Krishna Sweets, will be held between 9 am and 4pm at Shrimati Indira Gandhi College.

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